Lortab is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Hydrocodone, an opioid pain medicine, is available in Lortab. Opioids are sometimes called narcotics. Acetaminophen (also known as Tylenol) is a pain reliever with a lower potency that enhances the effects of hydrocodone. Lortab relieves moderate to severe discomfort. Lortab can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.
This combination medicine relieves moderate to severe pain. This combination contains an opioid ( Hydrocodone ) and a nonopioid ( Acetaminophen). Hydrocodone changes the way your body responds to and feels pain. Acetaminophen is also effective in reducing a fever.
Lortab Side Effects:
If you experience any of the following symptoms of an allergy to Lortab, seek immediate medical attention: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips or tongue; swelling in your throat.
Acetaminophen can cause severe skin reactions that are fatal. This may happen even if you’ve taken it before and never had a reaction. Call your doctor immediately if you experience skin redness, blistering or peeling.
If you experience:
Slow heartbeat, shallow breathing
A feeling of light-headedness, as if you could pass out.
Confuse yourself with unusual thoughts or behaviors;
Easy bruising and bleeding
infertility, missed menstrual periods;
Impotence, sexual issues, and loss of interest in sex are all symptoms that can be associated with impotence.
Liver problems: nausea, upper abdominal pain, itching (itching of the skin and eyes), loss of appetite, dark colored urine, clay-colored stool, or jaundice.
Low cortisol levels: nausea, vomiting, loss in appetite, dizziness and worsening fatigue or weakness.
Serotonin Syndrome symptoms include: hallucinations and agitation; fever, sweating or shivering; rapid heartbeat, muscle stiffness or twitching; loss of coordination.
Lortab can cause a variety of side effects.
Constipation, upset stomach
Is Lortab Addictive?
Lortab addiction may not be common, but it is possible. Around 5% of those who are prescribed Lortab or other Opioid-based medications will abuse them and develop an addiction. If you receive a Lortab prescription, it is important to follow the instructions on the prescription.
Opioid addiction can be painful. Hydrocodone addiction occurs when someone used to Lortab, or other Hydrocodone-based medications, suddenly stops using them or reduces the dose. Opioid withdrawal can prevent people from recovering. Hydrocodone withdrawal symptoms include: